Taxify's new safety button in South Africa

Ride-hailing platform, Taxify, has announced that it will be partnering with South African startup, Namola, to integrate an emergency button into the app for drivers. Taxify has said that it expects the feature to be fully integrated into their app in South Africa by the end of April 2018. Namola…

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Jumia has finally released their all-in-one app publicly

Jumia has released the final version of their Jumia One app publicly. Previously, in September 2017, iAfrikan reported on leaked screenshots and videos of what was to be Jumia's all-in-one consumer e-commerce app. The Jumia One app will allow the e-commerce company's customers in Nigeria to shop online, pay bills…

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The collateral damage of third-party apps on Facebook

Recent technological advancements have enabled the collection of large amounts of personal data at an ever-increasing rate. Data analytics companies such as Cambridge Analytica (CA) and Palantir can collect or otherwise acquire rich information about individuals’ everyday lives and habits from big data-silos, enabling profiling and micro-targeting of individuals such…

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Why some videos are far more engaging than others

As a medium video is able to engage viewers far better than any other type of content. However that being said, there are some videos that are simply better at it than others. If you scroll through social media it is easy to spot these videos, as they invariably have…

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